There is a seriously large pile of beads on my work table right now. Lots of new shapes and glazes. I'm actually sort of surprised by the assortment and just a wee bit pleased with myself. Here's a little sample of what's coming up.
I love making birds and now there are birds in new colors. Colors that aren't necessarily found in real birds and that seems just fine to me. OK, the coral salmony one isn't new but hasn't been around for a while. And the black one isn't really new but this one came out with these wonderful little gold specs that I'm infatuated with. There's a new chocolate brown one that makes me hungry for brownies. Then there is my brand new favorite sort of copper verdigris green. Yes, a green again. I am on a green binge these days now that I've discovered that I like green. What happened to my purple love?
Does this look like an amoeba? I always thought amoebas were kind of cool but didn't actually start out making an amoeba shaped bead. Because, really, who would wants to wear an amoeba. Maybe we should just think of this as a fluted coin bead shape. Boring description yes, but probably beats the heck out of amoeba in terms of palatable aesthetics. Note this bead is green,.... again. There are in fact other colors of beads in this lot. Like blue. Which is closely related to green.
I seem to have been obsessed with pairs lately. Maybe because I've been obsessed with earrings lately. These ones called out to have copper bead caps so I whipped out the sheet metal yesterday and went at it with a hammer. There is just something so very therapeutic about pounding metal and making a huge amount of noise.
The old Bob dog was completely unaffected by the racket from the metal pounding. He just spent most of the day sprawled out on my bed. Helps being a bit deaf, I imagine. Clearly, Alice was less than pleased with the interruption to her daily (all day) quiet nap. But rest assured she perked up when I put on her favorite Lucinda Williams album and played it over and over and over again. She's happy. I want to listen to something else.
About those beads....ETA Etsy shop Thursday evening. Maybe around 7ish, 8ish EST.